[Zope-Annce] ANNOUNCE: Pound - reverse proxy and load balancer - v0.2

Robert Segall roseg@apsis.ch
Tue, 18 Jun 2002 15:56:46 +0200

This is to announce the release of Pound v0.3.

Changes from previous version:

- added HTTP/1.1 handling, resulting in significant speed-ups.
- added HTTP/1.1 to HTTP/1.0 proxying: if the client is 1.1 compliant, Pound 
will accept multiple requests per connection, while dealing with the need to 
re-open connections to a back-end HTTP/1.0 server.
- fixed a few minor bugs.

Many thanks to Ken Lalonde ken@torus.ca for his very helpful suggestions.

What is Pound (from the Web page)

- a reverse-proxy: it passes requests from client browsers to one or more 
back-end servers.
- a load balancer: it will distribute the requests from the client browsers 
among several back-end servers, while keeping session information.
- an SSL wrapper: Pound will decrypt HTTPS requests from client browsers and 
pass them as plain HTTP to the back-end browsers.
- an HTTP/HTTPS sanitizer: Pound will verify requests for correctness and 
accept only well-formed ones.
- an HTTP/1.1 to 1.0 proxy.

For further information, download, etc. please see http://www.apsis.ch/pound

The software is at version 0.3. Further testing (especially under heavy 
loads), improvements and suggestions are welcome.

Pound is distributed under the GPL.

Enjoy and let me know how it works for you.
Robert Segall
Apsis GmbH
Postfach, Uetikon am See, CH-8707
Tel: +41-1-920 4904